Awakening is the primary journey of Bold Soul Life. It promotes grounding and expansive opening. People at any stage of inquiry— from beginners to master teachers— have taken this course to create rapid holographic paradigm shifts in their lives. Each class meeting inspires the awakening of the core energies found in the body’s nerve centers.
- Presence and Kinesthetic Aliveness
- Emotional Expression, Sexuality, and Generative Growth
- Will and Empowerment
- Love and Relating to Others
- Self-Expression and Creativity
- Wisdom, Intuition, and Dissolving Limiting Boundaries
- Surrender and Union with Essence/Life Force/the Sacred
Transformations occur physically, emotionally, and cognitively, leading to the deconstruction of fear-based behaviors and the cultivation of emergent and evolutionary ways of being. The instructor supports students’ exploration of presence and awakening to their essential selves using didactic teaching, intuitive transmissions, meditations, Breathwork, self-inquiry, movement, dreams, inner journeys, experiential work, and teachings from the world’s wisdom traditions. The class creates a potent and safe setting to embolden each participant’s journey. The group process is rich and dynamic, the instructor provides highly individualized attention, and the course guides offer a loving and consistent container of support. Even decades later many say that this course was their single most powerful experience in creating and accelerating healing, as well as fostering profound realization.
For optimal integration of the topics covered in this course, 3 guided Integrative Breathwork Sessions are required during the class. Students choose the range they can afford.
Format: the class meets for four hours (6:30pm – 10:30pm) once a week for eight weeks, plus one weekend residential retreat. Fall 2015 Sessions are FULL. Spring 2016 dates will be the third Saturday of every month (April, May, June, July). Residential retreat is the third weekend in May, Thursday, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Friday 8:30 am-9:00 pm, Saturday 8:30 am – 9:00 pm, Sunday, 8:30 am-11 am)
The Bodhisattva training is designed to cultivate the capacity for selfless service and the ability to support others’ healing and change in both personal and professional settings. Participants receive deep training in the following central modules, each of which will be explored and developed at every class gathering:
- Presencing—refined breathing and sensory awareness practices that foster the capacity to remain present in every moment
- Cultivating compassion and understanding for all life
- Developing skills to create profound contact with any being to support their psycho-spiritual unfolding
- Developmental healing—exploring lost connections to our unconditional nature through the stages of conception, gestation, birth, infancy, childhood, and individuation
- Bodhisattva meditation—a practice of sequential steps enabling one to be present to all beings and creations with unconditional love
The course is permeated with the caring and compassion of a fully awakened heart. The essence of the class is the willingness to align the body, heart, mind, and soul with life’s creative force to evolve through love. This training teaches one to embody and practice these principles in daily life, thus opening the path of deep, knowledgeable service.
One is also exposed to the theories of utilizing integrative approaches to facilitating evolution in others. Format: One monthly growth day for twelve months.
Awakening to the Dream
In the dream, we experience the naked and unconditioned mind in an ultimate conversation of all things with all things. We are jogged from our neural ruts and channels into infinite possibility, and are deeply affected by this untrammeled totality, and its many faces- what it offers, what it teaches and what it is.
Please join me in an intimate circle as we partner with the dream, drawn together by the force of the deep journey of consciousness.We will listen deeply, and allow the life of the dream to animate, form, and ultimately, ravish us.
- Contact the deepest forms of dream consciousness, and allow ourselves to be opened, awakened and transformed; body, heart and mind.
- Discover the process of ongoing incubation of the dream.
- Provide a community of attunement and holding around one’s depth process
- Receive support for living the “gift ” of the dream.
This class will welcome 6 participants in order to maintain an intimate and spacious environment. Participants will be chosen through a short application process. If you are interested in taking this class please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
Potential of Breath
An Introduction to Integrative Breathing
Exploration of breath as a healing and transformational opportunity.
Integrative Breathing is a potent, safe, and natural healing process using breath expansion and awareness to invite physical, emotional, mental and spiritual transformation. It is a process that teaches and guides us toward our essential capacity to experience life as pregnant with possibility, a rebirth into life and love.
In the Potential of Breath Workshop, the history of breathwork will illuminate breathwork’s place in the great spiritual and yogic traditions. In the exploration of healthy breath we will look into the physical workings of the breath and learn practices to optimize expansive breathing.
We will then learn the elements of Integrative Breathing, a powerful form of breathing that opens us to non-ordinary states of consciousness that fosters rapid physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual healing and transformation. Participants will then engage in a guided breathwork session facilitated and supported by an experienced team of breathwork practitioners. Following the breathwork session, we will have the opportunity to share thoughts, feelings and questions arising from our experience together.
Integrative Breathing supports…
- changing long standing patterns of self limitation
- increasing self awareness and self esteem
- reducing anxiety and tension in the body
- increasing capacity for energy
- healing trauma from infancy to the present
- promoting health and vitality
- connecting more deeply with spiritual experience
- opening the heart towards oneself and others
Cultivating Conscious and Authentic Love in Relationship
Every person has an inherent and effortless gift of authentic love that is present even in pathological states. Using the Enneagram we become aware of the nine distinct gifts that are needed to create and cultivate authentic love.
Understanding the nine aspects gives us the maturity to recognize and choose real love, which profoundly impacts every aspect of relationship.
In the presence of real love, neural wiring, sexuality, and patterns of self-preservation can be transformed. The workshop explores each type’s gift of love, employing examples from movie clips, personal accounts, and poetry. Participants will take two experiential journeys using breath, guided imagery, movement, music, and meditation.
The first journey is through each of the nine gifts, with corresponding kinesthetic, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual experiences. The second journey applies the learning to a relationship with a Beloved (partner, friend, child, God )
Listening to Gaia
What does the earth need us to learn? This class helps participants move into partnership with our planet by engaging with the land and sanctuary surrounding Inspiration. Using guidance and communication from the land, plants, and animals, each participant adopts a piece of land with which to co-evolve. Examples of past projects include planting gardens, the creation of flower essences, and healing imbalances in the soil.
Format: 2 hours per class. The schedule is created by the class participants.
There is no financial tuition for this course. Completion of the vision and project that participants form with their piece of land is the energetic tuition.
Drum, Yoga and Dance Circles
A sacred circle to release, chant, pray, drum, dance, play, and celebrate together! Join us to invite prayers, release that which holds you back, express playfulness, and step into the fullness of who you really are. We honor the sacred in all of life and offer expression from a place of deep respect and intention. The drums support the dance, the dance inspires the chant, the chant leads us into prayer…and it’s all a way to PLAY together! Family-friendly and substance-free. Drums and percussion provided or bring your own.
Care to Dare: How to Unleash Astonishing Bold Potential in Yourself and Others™
Each one of us is a product of how we think and interact. When we have a secure base in our lives — someone who provides a sense of safety and trust — we can push the edge, take risks, and ultimately unleash our full potential.
Only when we know that someone cares and stands behind us can the defenses of our brain shut down and allow us to really “Play to Win” – to truly dare ourselves to do the impossible. A defensive mindset produces fear, resulting in our “Playing Not to Lose.” Being and having a secure base creates environments where teams, families, communities, and organizations focus on opportunity through creativity and innovation, unleashing full potential: a process of self-leadership and the leadership of others.
This is the idea behind Care to Dare.
Participants will learn through mini theory presentations, action learning, group process, role playing, and action planning. There will be an opportunity to do personal work on unleashing the potential of self and others. The program draws on a major research study conducted with more than a thousand senior executives around the world, which revealed nine core characteristics of a secure and confident, bold Leader.
Recommended reading: Kohlrieser, Goldswothy and Coombe, Care to Dare: Unleashing Astonishing Potential through Secure Base Leadership.
Full Human Bold Leadership: Leading From the Heart of Self™
The privilege of a lifetime is being who we are.
– Joseph Campbell
In order to lead ourselves and others with a sense of meaning and purpose, we first need to become closely acquainted with the calling of our authentic selves, to learn to accept and appreciate who we are, and to trust in the vision of what our individual contribution can be in the world. This requires cultural self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and a deep understanding and acceptance of where we and others come from.
This leadership program combines the principles of deep brain learning, personal leadership, and Appreciative Inquiry and provides concrete support to people who wish to lead in an increasingly complex world and build a solid bridge of resources into the future. The approach is based on proven experiential methods including simulations, emotional intelligence tools, mindfulness practices, vision work, intercultural frameworks and deep dialogue.
Seven Session Series or other formats of time are available.